Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

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National Wreaths Across America Day
December 15, 2018
Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr, Canton,

On Dec. 15th, remembrance wreaths will be laid on the graves of America's fallen veterans throughout the country and overseas as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. The mission of the program is to "remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach children the value of freedom."

Troop 465 families are encouraged to participate in this annual wreath-laying program. Mr. Palmer will be at the visitor's center of the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 10:00 am. The wreath laying begins at 11:00 am followed by a ceremony at 12:00 pm.

Questions? Contact Mike Palmer,, 770-780-9207

Holiday Meeting Schedule

Due to the holidays, we will not hold Monday night troop meetings for the next three weeks. Our next troop meeting will be Monday, January 7th when we will be starting our "Climbing" program feature!

This Saturday, December 15th - we are participating in the "Wreaths Across America" service project at the veterans cemetery in Canton. Scouts who want to participate can meet Mr. Lynn Sewell at the hut at 8:30am or meet Mr. Palmer at the visitor's center of the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 10:00 am. The wreath laying begins at 11:00 am followed by a ceremony at 12:00 pm.

The Patrol Leaders' Council will meet this Sunday, December 16th from 2pm-4pm at the ScoutHut. All Patrol Leaders should attend or send your assistant. SPL, ASPLs, Scribe are required as well. Troop Guide and Instructors are highly recommended.

Looking for something to do the week after Christmas, December 26th - 31st? There are still openings at NATIONAL YOUTH LEADER TRAINING (NYLT) a week-long camp and training course at Bert Adams Scout Camp! Troop scholarships are available.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Troop 465 History Project

John Ballard, Nancy Wick, and Dan Warner, along with several others have completed this December 2018 edition of "A Brief History of Troop 465; the First Fifty-Five Years". It's 222 pages which covers 1963 -2018.

Please read and review this document and provide us with any suggestions, comments, corrections, or additions.

With many of you helping (both past and present Troop members and families) this can be a very rewarding project!!!

Please submit your items to Dan Warner at, or call him at 678-488-5925, or stop by the Scout hut on Monday nights.

Thank you for your assistance,

Troop 465 History Committee

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Clay Limbaugh is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Limbaugh is only our 7th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Clay Limbaugh ,

Committee Chair - David Canale,

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Updated 12/14/18